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  • U.S. home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

    WASHINGTON – Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the a ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Texas jail where woman died admits breaking rules

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – The operators of a Texas jail where a black woman died after she was arrested in a traffic stop have acknowledged violating state r ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • U.S. kills senior Khorasan Group leader

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. airstrike in Syria has killed a key figure in a dangerous al-Qaida offshoot, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Flood damage to California bridges worse than suspected

    LOS ANGELES – The damage to an interstate highway bridges from flash flooding in Southern California’s desert over the weekend proved more widespread ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'

    VATICAN CITY – Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative ...
    July 21, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

    PITTSBURGH – Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same peo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Disavowed by GOP leaders, Donald Trump has supporters cheering

    CONCORD, N.H. – The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

    LONDON – The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed phys ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • N.D. agency signals comfort on pipeline issues

    BISMARCK, N.D. – A Texas company appears to have adequately addressed some of the biggest environmental issues facing its $3.8 billion pipeline from w ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

    NEW YORK – Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-ho ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Trump's self-paid presidential run means he's not going away

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump faced an avalanche of fresh criticism Monday for questioning Sen. John McCain’s heroism. But he’s getting no pressure at all ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Hillary Clinton to propose increasing capital gains taxes

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton plans later this week to propose raising capital gains taxes for some investors, part of a larger campaign effort ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted

    NEW YORK – The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of s ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • John McCain: Donald Trump owes apology to veterans, not to him

    WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain said Monday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't need to apologize to him for remarks about his long c ...
    July 20, 2015 - 8:20 am
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